Italian Peacocks Purse

I always desired to design an old fashioned frame purse.
The lovely gift of the beautiful Mother of Pearl frames was simply what I needed.
I received this gift from Paula, the owner of Kelmscott Designs and I have tried to do my best to enhance the beauty of these frames. Needless to say the other accessories of Kelmscott Designs were just perfect for this model.

List of finishing materials:
bronze green silk finishing fabric, white interfacing, bronze cordings (either pre-made cordings or made with SP10 Bronze Age Green or four skeins of 830 DMC stranded cotton threads), matching (ecru and bronze green) polyester sewing thread, basting thread, bronze beads (I have used 2.6 mm Rocailles RH 14-055-24 from Rahyer) for covering the holes of the purse frames and decorating both tassels.

Mother of Pearl Purse Frames: one set by Kelmscott Designs
Daisy Thread Rings: one ring by Kelmscott Designs

The beautiful Elizabeth I Scissors and the Peacock minder by Kelmscott Designs are a perfect addition to this purse.

The Nita’s Peacoks minder, featuring a white peacock over a blue background, is also perfect for this purse.

Fabric 32 ct Lentil linen by Lakeside Linens: for this purse two 10 x 9 in (25.5 x 23 cm) pieces are needed.
Threads twelve stranded hand dyed silk threads by The Thread Gatherer: one 7 y skein each: Camouflage Green SNC 055, Burnished Gold SNC 060, Pond Scum SNC 110, Bronze Age Green SNC 154, Wintered Grass SNC 155, Dried Thyme SNC 156, Winter Moon SNC 162, Texas Bluebonnet SNC 166, Dung Paper SNC 317, Newton Green SNC 1001, Tuscan Olive SNC 1004
Stitches Cross Stitch, Backstitch